Center right: John Singleton Copley. pinx./-1772.-/Boston.
1772, the artist; 1815, by descent to the artist's son, John Singleton Copley, Jr., Lord Lyndhurst (1772-1863), London; 1864, Lyndhurst sale, Christie's, London, lot 60 (as Portrait of a Lady), bought by George Henry Timmins (1829-1875), great-grandson of the artist; 1875, by descent to his sister, Mary Ann Timmins (Mrs. Martin) Brimmer (1827-1906), great-granddaughter of the artist, Boston; 1906, bequest of Mrs. Martin Brimmer to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 8, 1906)
Bequest of Mrs. Martin Brimmer